Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford where, a disciple of Pater, he founded an aesthetic cult. In 1884 he married Constance Lloyd, and his two sons were born in 1885 and 1886.
His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), and social comedies Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), established his reputation. In 1895, following his libel action against the Marquess of Queesberry, Wilde was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for homosexual conduct, as a result of which he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), and his confessional letter De Profundis (1905). On his release from prison in 1897 he lived in obscurity in Europe, and died in Paris in 1900.

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    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 577
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575

    A young man commits all types of sins, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde's Faustian classic. Gothic horror at its best....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As awesome as the classic movie, & then some!

    • By Jade Dragon on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Canterville Ghost [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328

    The ghost that haunts Canterville Chase has built a marvelous career of midnight haunting. But when an American family moves in, they simply have no respect for permanent bloodstains....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a treat!

    • By debbye scroggins on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Oscar Wilde Collection

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Molina, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Collection

    • By Anniebligh on 03-31-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatized)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332

    This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully silly

    • By Tad Davis on 09-12-11

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Oscar Wilde's Short Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    "Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales continue to exert the same pull over the imagination and emotions as they did when he first read them to his children in the 1880s"....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected

    • By Jennifer on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $6.39

    • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

    • In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 207

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant Modern Fairy Tales Wonderfully Read

    • By Jefferson on 11-28-10

    Regular price: $11.29

    • Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost

    • By: Oscar Wilde, Gareth Tilley (dramatized by)
    • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, J.T. Turner, The Colonial Radio Players, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Meet the Otis family: Mister and Missus, and their four children - Washington; the twins called Stars and Stripes; and their daughter, Virginia....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny Stuff !!

    • By Michele on 04-26-13

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Happy Prince and other Tales

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    This collection includes "The Model Millionaire", The Happy Prince", and "The Sphinx Without a Secret", and more!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Zoe on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $0.83

    • A Woman of No Importance

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, Rosalind Ayres, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pitch Perfect Performance

    • By Cheryl on 08-26-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Lady Windermere's Fan

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Michael Sheen, Derek Waring, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Oscar Wilde's first play confronts the hypocrisy of public "morality" compared with genuine, private kindness. When it opened in 1892, Lady Windermere's Fan was an instant success....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating Pleasure

    • By Julian on 09-14-05

    Regular price: $12.95

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